The perfect gift for moms-to-be this Christmas

Give moms-to-be and their little “Elf in the Self”™ good tidings of comfort and joy this Christmas

Give the gift of comfort and joy!Our It’s You Babe maternity supports are the perfect gift for active moms-to-be experiencing aches and pains that sometimes accompany pregnancy. If they need a little support for their growing tummy, our It’s You Babe Mini Cradle will serve them well when on their feet all day.

The It’s You Babe Prenatal Cradle line provides full support of the tummy, back and torso. Several designs available to meet the needs of every pregnant woman. Review all of our products on our website then place your order by December 15th to be sure your gift arrives in time to place it under the tree.

Buy now through It's You Babe's shopping cartPurchase our products through our own website or through most of the major online merchants, boutiques, and medical sources. If you’d prefer to shop locally, contact us and we’ll help you locate a retailer near you. Call us toll-free 1-877-661-9682 or email us at info@itsyoubabe.com

Running During Pregnancy

I like to stay fit and eat right most of the time but I found pregnancy to be a great reason to be a little lazy and eat whatever I wanted. Every once in a while, however, we have woman call us and ask where they can get our Best Cradle now! No time to order… they have a race in a couple days. And not just a 5K, these women are running marathons and ½ marathons and desperately needed something to support their tummy!

These moms-to-be have my complete and utter admiration!

So what does the doctor say about running during pregnancy?

Whether running is safe during pregnancy is hotly debated among healthcare providers but new evidence is showing that if you’re having an uncomplicated pregnancy and have been a runner when you get pregnant then it’s most likely safe to continue running, however, at a less strenuous level. You need to stay in tune with your body and talk to your healthcare provider. You need to decide together what’s going to be best for you and your baby. If any unfamiliar symptoms or aches and pains present themselves while pregnant and running, talk to your doctor immediately.

Keep these things in mind if you choose to run while pregnant:

Amanda Race Picture

  • Listen to your heart, you don’t want it to beat out of control
  • Make sure you can continue to talk while running
  • Stay off uneven trails and ice to reduce risk of falling
  • Don’t let yourself overheat
  • Stay hydrated with lots of water
  • Wear a maternity support

For Amanda, running got a lot easier once she started wearing our Best Cradle:

My race today went great, I had a lot less discomfort than I have been having on training runs with no support. The Best Cradle alleviated most of the pressure I was feeling, and miraculously, my hemorrhoids didn’t bother me at all…just wearing the cradle for a couple days before the race really helped those heal too!! – Amanda, Ohio

It’s You Babe wants you to have a safe and comfortable pregnancy! Talk to your Healthcare Provider before continuing or starting any strenuous exercise during pregnancy.

Resources:
http://www.webmd.com/baby/features/staying-fit-pregnant
http://womensrunning.competitor.com/2013/06/training-tips/baby-gate-running-during-pregnancy_13431
http://runfargirl.com/2013/02/28/i-wish-i-hadnt-run-during-pregnancy/

Vulvar Varicosities: A painful condition sometimes felt during pregnancy

Wait! Vulvar what?!

There are a lot of things we don’t learn about pregnancy until after we’re pregnant. I guess that’s when our moms and girl friends decide we’re ready for the scary and down-right just gross stuff. One of them is the possible development of varicose veins in the vulvar area, commonly known as vulvar varicosities.

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It’s estimated that 10% of pregnant women will develop vulvar varicosities during pregnancy. They’ll most often occur during a second or third pregnancy and they can get progressively worse with each subsequent pregnancy. Unfortunately, the cause of this vulvar pain often goes undiagnosed. This is because many women choose not to talk to their doctor about the painful, embarrassing thing going on ‘down there’. Also, when you lay down on the exam table, the vulvar varicosities tend to subside so when the doctor gets a chance to take a look, these little stinkers are nowhere to be seen.

Fortunately, Christine Seering recognized there may be a way to relieve the pain caused by vulvar varicosities by designing a product that would apply pressure to the vaginal area. After months of research and consultation with her colleagues in the medical profession, Chris developed the V2 Supporter.

The V2 Supporter was designed for ease of use, comfort and the ability to provide extended pain relief. It’s small profile lays flat and comfortable against the skin, has adjustable compression and, much like other undergarments, slides on and off easily for those frequent trips to the bathroom.

Your V2 Supporter has been absolutely wonderful and a huge help for getting through my pregnancy… You truly have a wonderful product. – Kristen, mom of 3

When using the V2 Supporter for relief of Vulvar Varicosities it’s important to be sure to put the garment on first thing in the morning, if possible before you even get out of bed. It’s best IYB V2-Back-Close-Upto apply the pressure as soon as you can after standing up. This helps prevent the pooling of fluids which is what causes the veins to become distended and painful.

The good news, if there can be good news with this painful condition, is that for most women the vulvar varicosities subside after delivery and they generally do not interfere with the birth process.

Also used for Prolapse
Physical Therapists and OB/Gyns also recommend our V2 Supporter as an effective Pelvic Floor Therapy garment. The V2 Supporter has also been successful in helping women with prolapsed bladder, prolapsed uterus or for the feeling that ‘everything’s going to fall out the bottom’. For some women it has been used as an alternative to surgery. Others have used it adjunct to surgery to prevent painful swelling caused by these conditions.

Whatever your need is for the V2 Supporter, we hope you find it offers you a tremendous amount of relief and gets you back on your feet again.

At It’s You Babe, we recognize life should be enjoyed. That’s why we continue to develop products to help women find safe and effective relief from the aches and pains often felt during and after pregnancy. Find the relief you need with our It’s You Babe V2 Supporter.

RESOURCES:
Pregnancy and You Blog
Vulvar varicosities: I have varicose veins where?
By Mary M. Murry, R.N., C.N.M. September 11, 2013
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/pregnancy-week-by-week/expert-blog/vulvar-varicosities/bgp-20055755

Capital Region Vein Center
Vulvar Varicose Veins/Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
http://veinandlasercentre.com/vulvar-varicose-veins-pelvic-congestion.html

Today’s Parent
Varicose Veins during pregnancy: Symptoms and treatment
By Kate Winn, June 10, 2014
http://www.todaysparent.com/pregnancy/varicose-veins-pregnancy-symptoms-treatment

Christine Seering, RN
Manager and Product Designer at It’s You Babe, LLC
https://youtu.be/fxua3i4md7o
PO Box 535
Lake, MI 48632